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iammykyl

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Hi.

Unable to find the selected ram on the QVL > http://www.evga.com/...rt/motherboard/

It would probable work but not having been tested on the by EVGA, there is no guarantee. maybe Muskin has tested it on the board.
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How is your selection going?

Your Mobo has a rebate on it, time is running out, you need to check it out. Is the rebate from when you purchase or does it have to be claimed before the expiry date?

AS most of your gear is from Newegg, create a wish list and a link on this forum.

I have some info about your HDDs . ??
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Hi and welcome, how are things going with your selections? I have a few suggestions below to assist:

http://www.tigerdire...1833&CatId=3635
If you aren't going to burn Bluray drives just yet then it's a high price to pay for a burner. This combo drive will read-only the Bluray discs and burn DVDs/CDs.

WD Caviar Black hard drives are a good choice. SATA3 is the way to go. Just make sure you plug them in to the SATA3 ports on the motherboard to make full use of it. (I have seen builds where they weren't!)

For PSU, personally I have experienced issues with Cooler Master and don't use them. It might be fine for you, but this is what I would be looking at: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139016

That Mushkin RAM looks insane, love those latencies! Definitely the right kit in my opinion.

Case is great, plenty of room and cooling. I do like Cooler Master cases and case fans. :D

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115211
Proper link to CPU, if you are not overclocking (and by the sounds of your experience I don't recommend it) then the included Intel heatsink/fan will be fine.

The motherboard looks way overkill but for the current price it's a good deal. Only problem is no SATA3 ports, a big issue here since the hard drive is the slowest part of a PC and we want this thing to be upgradeable later on to a SATA3 SSD, right?! You'll have to do a lot more thinking here but I recently used this one in a build and was very impressed: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128422

Find a card reader in black to match your black case.

Ditch the sound card, onboard audio will be more than capable for your needs. Also current motherboard does not even have a PCI slot to support it.

Graphics card is rather tricky, plenty of good cards all around the same price. Here's a good pick right now: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127512 But if you ever want to move into 3D rendering etc... then a proper workstation graphics card would be what you want - like the ATI FirePro or Nvidia Quadro or something.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116754
Cheaper version of Windows 7, Home Premium should be fine for your needs and OEM means it will be for this computer (and this computer only).

Okay so I put a lot of effort into the research and probably could have made my post look a little nicer, but let me know what you think.

Cheers

Troy
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Now Troy's suggestion, (thank you.) would give you a more balanced system. If the build was for me, I would use it just deciding between the 2 types of graphics cards.
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